Double grrrrrrrr

I received this on Monday evening from the rectorat:

Assistante d’anglais en 2006-2007 dans l’académie de Grenoble, vous avez fait une demande de renouvellement pour effectuer une deuxième année d’assistanat à la rentrée 2007.

Pourriez-vous nous dire, très rapidement, si vous êtes toujours intéressée par un poste en tant qu’assistante de langue.

Veuillez recevoir, mademoiselle, nos sincères salutations.

So I replied, très rapidement, that yes, of course, I want to be an assistant again. But has the rectorat written me back yet? NO, OF COURSE NOT!

Then I read that the US dollar is at an all-time low against the euro. Awesome. I’m so glad I get paid mostly in dollars.

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  • Samantha

    Noo!! This is a good sign! If they’re sending that out, that means that there are some posts available, and that you actually have a chance of having a job this year!And I hear ya on the suckiness of getting paid in dollars – my decent American salary becomes peanuts here after losing 30+ % to the exhange rate and then another 50% to the French gov!!

  • Samantha

    Noo!! This is a good sign! If they’re sending that out, that means that there are some posts available, and that you actually have a chance of having a job this year!

    And I hear ya on the suckiness of getting paid in dollars – my decent American salary becomes peanuts here after losing 30+ % to the exhange rate and then another 50% to the French gov!!

  • joy suzanne

    Can you call them to be sure that they have received and noted your reply?

  • joy suzanne

    Can you call them to be sure that they have received and noted your reply?

  • dw

    Oh les francais… hurry up and wait! If I don’t have the patience of a saint after 9 months in France then it’s hopeless. I hope you get that posting! :) Bonne chance!

  • dw

    Oh les francais… hurry up and wait! If I don’t have the patience of a saint after 9 months in France then it’s hopeless. I hope you get that posting! :) Bonne chance!

  • Penny

    Wow, that sounds promising. I agree with Sam – sounds like they have a spot free. Good luck :)

  • Penny

    Wow, that sounds promising. I agree with Sam – sounds like they have a spot free. Good luck :)

  • Jennie

    Yeah, there are spots free. Another American just got renewed. grrrrr!!!!I have the right phone number now, so I’m going to call first thing Monday morning.

  • Jennie

    Yeah, there are spots free. Another American just got renewed. grrrrr!!!!

    I have the right phone number now, so I’m going to call first thing Monday morning.

  • The Late Bloomer

    Just out of curiosity, what work do you get paid for in U.S. dollars? (I must have completely missed something!) I know you’re trying to get a new assistantship post, but I didn’t realize you were doing other work for the U.S. too! That must help a lot.Hopefully these idiots will wake up and contact you in time with a new post available. Je croise les doigts pour toi !

  • The Late Bloomer

    Just out of curiosity, what work do you get paid for in U.S. dollars? (I must have completely missed something!) I know you’re trying to get a new assistantship post, but I didn’t realize you were doing other work for the U.S. too! That must help a lot.

    Hopefully these idiots will wake up and contact you in time with a new post available. Je croise les doigts pour toi !

  • Jennie

    I make some money using Google Ads on my website. Plus I joined some affiliate programs (Champs-Elysees and Amazon) so I get a percentage of the sales. It’s all in dollars though. :(

  • Jennie

    I make some money using Google Ads on my website. Plus I joined some affiliate programs (Champs-Elysees and Amazon) so I get a percentage of the sales. It’s all in dollars though. :(

Why is Jennie no longer in France?

I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at a university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling and being an American abroad.

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